The Glenna Kohl Fund for Hope, Inc. will host the 8th Annual “Piggy Trot” to raise funds for melanoma awareness and the dangerous effects of overexposure to sunlight and tanning.
The event honors Glenna Kohl, a lifelong resident of Marston’s Mills, who sadly lost her battle with melanoma, the fastest growing cancer in the US and the second leading cause of death in women ages 25-28. Approximately 63,000 cases of melanoma are being diagnosed yearly, and it is the second most common cancer for women 25-29 years old.
The 3.7 mile race will begin at 10:00 am at Dowses Beach in Osterville, where Glenna served the Town of Barnstable as a lifeguard and swim instructor for five years. A “Kid’s Fun Run” for 10 and under will begin at 9:30 am.
Awards, raffles, t-shirt/hat sales, refreshments and entertainment will immediately follow the race.
The trot will raise money to:
- Fund melanoma research at Massachusetts General Hospital
- Heighten awareness and protection by installing shade structures and sunscreen dispensers on Cape Cod
- Provide financial support to patients and families affected by melanoma
For more information, visit the event web site.
This initiative is a registered Mass General Community Fundraiser. Mass General does not enter into direct sponsorship of this effort, provide any financial support, or assume any liability for its conduct. If you have any questions, please contact the Mass General Community Fundraising Team.